Description Geographique de la Guiane.

BELLIN, (Jacques Nicolas).

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Description: Contenant les Possessions et les Etablissemens des Francois, des Espagnols, des Portugais, des Hollandais dans ces vastes pays. Le Climat, les Productions de la Terre et les Animaux, leurs Habitants, leurs Moeurs, leurs Coutumes et le Commerce qu'on y peut faire. 20 maps, 7 folding. 10 plates, (mixed up pagination). engraved title- page. xiv, (2), 294, (1)pp. 4to, contemporary mottled calf, gilt spine; (front hinge starting, spine ends worn, some edgewear including corners). Paris: Didot, 1763.

Comments: A tight and bright copy. There is very little foxing to the text. The maps and plates are unaffected. The first work to describe in detail French Guiana and the North of Brazil. The author describes the agricultural importance of the French colony including the growing of cotton, coffee, and sugar cane. Also he writes on the customs of the indigenous people and the treatment of slaves. Sabin 4551.

Edition: First Edition
Binding: hardcover
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 155670


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